Chapter 6: Leveraging the Arrow Compute APIs

We're halfway through this book and only now are we covering actually performing analytical computations directly with Arrow. Kinda strange, right? At this point, if you've been following along, you should have a solid understanding of all the concepts you'll need to be able to benefit from the compute library.

The Arrow community is working toward building open source computation and query engines built on the Arrow format. To this end, the Arrow compute library exists to facilitate various high-performance implementations of functions that operate on Arrow-formatted data. This might be to perform logical casting from one data type to another, or it might be for performing large computation and ...

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